Connecting Scotland: phase 2 evaluation

Report based on research with people receiving digital devices and support in phase 2 of the Connecting Scotland programme. It discusses people's experiences of the programme and the impact that it has had on them.

Annex B: Impact Questions Table

Percentage of respondents reporting 'Much' or 'a little' better to the question: 'How have the Following things changed for you since receiving a device from Connecting Scotland?'

Phase 2 overall Households with Children Young Care leavers*
Mental Health 70.8% 73.1% 83.4%
Ability to stay in touch with others 82% 81.3% 90.1%
Ability to find advice and guidance on important issues 75.1% 77.4% 84.8%
Ability to search and apply for jobs 46.4% 57.2% 74.2%
Ability to access online public services 55.1% 64.7% 69.5%
Ability to find out about, or apply for, a benefit 47.9% 58.7% 71.9%
Ability to find interests and activities to pass the time 79.8% 77.5% 85.8%
Ability to access health services (e.g. GP appointments or prescriptions 50.6% 55.6% 60.4%

*N.B the sample size of respondents identifying as care leavers is significantly smaller than the other groupings presented

How to access background or source data

The data collected for this social research publication:

☐ are available in more detail through Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

☐ are available via an alternative route

☒ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors. Please contact for further information.

☐ cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.



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